It’s been a deadly weekend on Minnesota roads. Authorities say seven people were killed in five separate crashes.
It’s a crime with no witnesses and no surveillance video, but investigators seem confident they know what happened. They’re tight-lipped about exactly what evidence they have, but the State Patrol did take WCCO behind-the-scenes to show what it takes to crack cases.
A deadly period on Minnesota roads happened just over a year ago.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is asking the federal government for stricter standards covering underride guards on tractor-trailers.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says in the last seven days, nine people have died in traffic crashes on state roads. It’s the deadliest period of time so far in 2011.
Three crashes and vehicle off the road closed down eastbound Interstate-94 in Becker, Minn. Friday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Authorities are attributing at least four deaths in Wisconsin to the weekend snowstorm.
Wisconsin authorities say the weekend’s snowstorm has claimed the life of a Chicago woman after a fatal crash on an icy Rock County road.
It was a close call for a North Mankato family when their car collided with another car, which tossed them down a ravine. But, they were lucky to have two college students to come to the rescue.
Auto body shops around the metro are repairing vehicles damaged in this weekend’s ice storm.
Three people died in car crashes in Minnesota over the weekend, including a 16-year-old boy.